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How to beat school stress from the top down. Recent reports point to an alarming escalation of stress among teachers.

How to beat school stress from the top down

A survey of more than 30,000 U.S. educators revealed that 78% of them were physically and emotionally exhausted at the end of the day. And earlier this year, the BBC reported that of 3,500 NASUWT teaching union members, 83% had reported workplace stress and 67% said their job has adversely impacted their mental or physical health. According to UK insurance claims figures, stress accounts for more than double the number of days taken off work for illnesses like the cold or flu. If stress is the single biggest reason for taking time off work among teachers, then it’s imperative to alleviate the damaging effects of stress before they take hold and spread to others, including students.

Yes, stress spreads. 9 Quick Tips for Taking Ownership of Your PD. Many schools across the country have professional development days built into their calendar and regularly send teachers to sessions related to their discipline or passion.

9 Quick Tips for Taking Ownership of Your PD

These are great opportunities to collaborate with staff members in your building and meet educators with similar goals in nearby schools. If your school doesn’t have the resources or hasn't created space in your schedule for valuable professional development, there are ways that you can take ownership of your PD. These nine quick tips are for teachers looking to make the most of the knowledge within their own school building, maximize their use of social media, and connect with faraway teacher friends.

In Your Own School 1. Be this person! 2. Traveling to a conference can be logistically and financially challenging. 3. If your state, district, or school mandates that teachers participate in a certain number of professional development hours, use a PDF scanner on your mobile device to stay organized. 4. On Twitter 5. Relief Teaching. LD OnLine: The world's leading website on learning disabilities and ADHD. Free brain breaks for your classroom - GoNoodle.

BrainStorms - Product Details @ Learning Network NZ. This collection of zany and stimulating activity cards is for learners who love to think in different directions.

BrainStorms - Product Details @ Learning Network NZ

Brainstorms will light up the imaginations of children and adults anywhere. If you enjoy challenging your thinking, these creative exercises are just for you. their possible uses will only be limited by your own imagination. You could... Try them as a lesson starter to generate some exciting thinking. 3 Circle Venn Diagram Template. Worksheet Genius - free printable worksheets that can be differentiated and randomized at the touch of a button. Northern Ireland – For Teachers – KS2 Water Thematic Unit – Who Needs Water.

Primary Resources - Free teaching resources, lesson plans, teaching ideas & worksheets for primary and elementary teachers. Educators. Speld Training Courses. 27th& 28th September 2014 The Langham – Central Auckland Be sure to keep this weekend free for our exciting national conference.

Speld Training Courses

This year the special focus is working memory – critical to children and adults with learning disabilities. The conference will be a unique opportunity to meet and hear from a range of experts in the field: Digger and the Gang - Homepage. K-2 Student Interactives. BrainTrain - Changing the Way People Think. Insurance coverage varies according to insurance company and state, but all major carriers now cover Cognitive Rehabilitation.

BrainTrain - Changing the Way People Think

It is billed in 15 minute units with fees paid at $35 to $55 per unit, depending on the region of the country. A treatment plan is required and progress must be documented. In addition, the patient needs to be qualified to show that he or she can possibly benefit from this form of treatment. Free Printable Graphic Organizers - Freeology. Teaching In The 21st Century. 5000+ Free PowerPoint Templates, Free PowerPoint Backgrounds. Open Access Knowledge. Free Stuff. Any questions A wonderful set of resources for you all. Six Great Online Games for Summer Learning. The School of Life - Good Ideas for Everyday Life.

Free Printable Posters - Primary Relief Teaching Strategies. Printable Paper. Online Video Lectures and Course Materials — Open Yale Courses. Videos. Wiki. Publishes Literacy Resources and Children's Books for Kids of All Ages. Kidzone Educational Worksheets! Find free images online! Images are an important part of the creative side of any educators’s work.

Find free images online!

We need to make use of quality image sources that are good, free, and easy to search through. The trick is to know what sources to recommend to students. It’s not just about copyright – its about being practical, and showing students the wonderful world of possibilities beyond Google images or taking anything they find that is not actually in the public domain – a vital point as more students and teachers move into online environments of blogs, wikis and more.

Free photos for education. Science and Technology Pictures - Free Images of Science and Technology. Discover Te Kohinga Taonga: National Library of New Zealand. Award-winning LMS for teachers and school administrators. Resource selector / System of support (incl. PLD) System of support (incl. PLD) System of support The navigation for the integrated system of support follows the inquiry process.

System of support (incl. PLD)

The intention is to model an approach to accessing supplementary support for schools. Curriculum and achievement action plan; Teaching as inquiryFind out more Sustained improvement guide; BES; Readymade commercial packagesFind out more. Wordle - Beautiful Word Clouds. A to Z Teacher Stuff. Search results. Teaching Tools - you tube edit/resource help. 1000s FREE Primary Teaching Resources & Printables - EYFS, KS1 and KS2 - SparkleBox. Teaching Resources, Classroom Resources & Lesson Plans - TES Resources. Where the Wonders of Learning Never Cease.

JeopardyLabs - Online Jeopardy Template. StudyJams. Sparklebox resources. Other History Teaching Resources Old and new sorting cards (Ref: SB1029) A great set of printable cards showing old and new equivalents which can be used for sorting activities and to promote discussion about how things have changed from the past to the present.

Sparklebox resources

Includes cards with just pictures, as well as with words and pictures. Old and new A4 page borders (Ref: SB3751) Portrait and landscape A4 page borders with images of everyday objects past and present. Includes editable Microsoft Word templates as well as resizable JPG images. Periods of British history timeline cards (Ref: SB1754) A set of 12 printable cards showing the key periods of British history from Neolithic to the present day.

Periods of British history timeline posters (Ref: SB2268) A set of 12 printable posters (A4 size) showing the key periods of British history from Neolithic to the present day. Time Machine role-play banner (Ref: SB2111) A colourful banner for your ‘Time Machine’ role-play area. Global reference collections. Virtual reference collections. Interactives / Welcome to wickED - WickEd. Online Stopwatch.